My thoughts about the football team have been very scarce over the bye weeks. Basketball season has started, couple of tough finals, blah blah blah. I thought I through out some ideas before we gear for Rutgers this weekend.
1. Greg Romeus has really been the biggest shock on the team. You can look back into the archives we saw Shady coming, as did most of the informed fans of the Panthers. The way Romeus has rushed the passer and created turnovers is a great feat in a defense that doesn't create much pressure.
2. The right side of the line has finally stabilized itself after playing as badly as possible in the early weeks of the season. Bachman has proved to be a serviceable player and McGlynn has gone back to just being subpar and not outright terrible.
3. Aaron Berry is starting to show some of the signs of greatness that came along with his hype. The past three games he has looked like a different player, what has triggered this is a mystery to me. If next year the defense is going to improve Berry needs to develop into a steady number 1 corner. I don't think he needs to be Revis but he needs to be prepared to stop every teams best receiver.
4. If the rumors are true about the new AD being Georgia Tech AD Dan Radakovitch let's hope that the good old get a Pittsburgh guy system doesn't fail us again. I have no real knowledge of his work at Georgia Tech so I'll give him the benefit of a doubt. Whoever is the new AD is going to have some big decisions to make about the football program immediately. Here is a suggestion for free, FIRE PAUL RHOADS AND PAUL DUNN.
I'll be back tomorrow with my thoughts about our chances to win another game this season. Keep your eyes open for more activity on the site now that we are gearing to the end of another wonderful year under Coach Wannstedt. Your doing a great job Dave. Big thumbs up